With Liane Moriarty topping the list, we’re eagerly looking forward to a score of wonderful crime books coming out this month. There are fiction mysteries and thrillers involving heinous crimes, and there are chilling true crime books as well. Here’s a list of our most anticipated crime novels of September 2021, that we think deserve to be on your TBR as well!
Most Anticipated Crime Novels Of September 2021:
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Renowned thriller author of Big Little Lies, Moriarty’s newest book grapples with the story of the Delaney family. The Delaney couple is all set to retire, but when a stranger named Savannah comes knocking on the door for a little help, they happily agree. But then Both Savannah and the wide, Joy go missing. The four kids are divided in their opinion about their father Stan’s innocence, and he seems to be hiding something. Blending family drama with crime seamlessly, and going in depth into character studies as is his trademark, Liane Moriarty’s book is setting fire in the thriller world.
Nice Girls by Catherine Dang
This book follows our protagonist Mary, who is kicked out of Cornell and returns home to work at a grocery shop. Here, she gets to know that her best friend is missing. When another missing persons case comes up, she wonders if they are somehow connected. This seems like a marvellously dark, biting, chewy book and is on top of our list this month.
These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
Mickie Lambert has a very sober, innocent and cozy professional space – she works to convert people’s fondest memories into digital scrapbooks. But soon her world is about to turn upside down, when a customer gives her pictures that could contain clues to an infamous killer. No one has been able to track him down, and the stakes for Mickie are as high as the potential rewards.
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
This book unfolds in the microcosm of an experimental study between psychopaths and researchers. The story follows our protagonist take lead when one of the students is found brutally murdered. She uses her own distinct perspective to put things in light, and see things the way others cannot. This novel seems eerie, dark and the perfect pick for the month leading up to Halloween.
Rizzio by Denise Mina
Historical fiction meets crime mystery in this novel which takes inspiration from David Rizzio, the private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. A group of assassins grabbed him from the chambers of a heavily pregnant Mary and stabbed the secretary 56 times on doomsday. This novel explores with chilling suspense the events that led up to it.
My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa
The protagonist of this literary fiction cum crime mystery novel is a Sri Lankan woman whom a kind and wonderful family adopts. AT the age of 30, she decides to sublet her home to another man from India, Arun. Arun is harbouring a deep secret and is terrified of coming out. And when someone murders him, she is the prime suspect. This is a chilling novel with underlying themes of homophobia and immigration.
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead won both the Pulitzer Prize for The Nickel Boys and everyone’s hearts for all seven of his novels. His newest novel talks about a salesman called Carney, who lives in a small apartment with his pregnant wife and son. But he has a secret – he is a descendant of a line of hoods and crooks. But his double life is in trouble now, and the stakes are high.
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